Ambassador Kirk Participates in a Trade Promotion Coordinating Committee Meeting
On Tuesday, Ambassador Kirk participated in a meeting of the principal members of the Trade Promotion Coordinating Committee - an interagency group chaired by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce to coordinate the export promotion and financing activities of the U.S. Government. In October 2009, the Obama Administration established TPCC Working Groups to focus on issues such as the role of small and medium sized businesses in U.S. exports, the needs of U.S. companies competing for major projects abroad, American export performance in key emerging markets, clean energy export performance, and gathering better data on exports and U.S. jobs.
TPCC members are working to fulfill the goal of the President's National Export Initiative, which seeks to support 2 million additional American jobs by increasing American exports. USTR's role, as always, is to open new markets to U.S. goods and services, including products from small- and medium-sized businesses, and to keep markets open through strong enforcement of our existing trade agreements.